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By Hector Robinson
HSH Cayman v ABN AMBRO Bank – Examining the Consequences of Non-Compliance with the Companies Winding Up Rules, Cayman Islands Whether one practises under a pre or post Woolf procedural regime it is not uncommon to hear statements to the effect that the rules of the court are intended to be complied with, and not intended to be mere "targets" towards which to aspire.
By John Rainer
It is anticipated that the Companies (Amendment No.4) (Jersey) Regulations 2010 (the "Regulations") will come into force on 5 April 2010.
By Eloise Layzell, Bruce Lincoln
A recent judgment of the Royal Court of Jersey demonstrates its approach to an application to set aside a trust and certain gifts made under it on the grounds of mistake.
By Ben Robins, Edward Devenport, Gareth Rigby
Since the introduction of the FSB Codes and related changes to the funds legislation in Jersey, in most cases, a Jersey entity that wishes to carry on Fund Services Business in relation to a publicly-offered non-Jersey fund will be able to do so entirely under its FS Law registration acting in accordance with the FSB Codes.
By Eloise Layzell, Justin Harvey-Hills
Mourant du Feu & Jeune has recently made a successful application on behalf of its client, Mr Gary Kaplan, to secure the discharge of a saisie judiciaire obtained at the United States' behest freezing all his realisable property situate in Jersey.
By Giles Corbin, Edward Devenport
The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") will come into force on 17 July 2009.
By Matthew Feargrieve, Neal Lomax
This briefing explains the attractions of the Cayman Islands closed ended investment fund for international managers, sponsors and investors.
By Martin Eccles
Why private placement and why Jersey? As a result of the shortage of liquidity in the bank lending markets, many businesses have a need for additional funding. One source of funds might be a private placement of shares.
By Matthew Feargrieve, Neal Lomax
The Cayman Islands are the world's leading offshore jurisdiction, in terms of the volume of business booked through the islands in 2008 and the number of investment funds domiciled there.
By Jonathan Walker
In the current recession and turmoil in the financial markets the demand from investors for equities and the price of equities have fallen along with the availability of debt financing.
By Matthew Feargrieve, Neal Lomax
There has been in recent years a marked convergence of the traditionally separate asset classes of "hedge" and "private equity", a trend that recently has dramatically accelerated as hedge fund managers scramble to manage liquidity by side pocketing illiquid or difficult-to-value assets, often in return for restructured upside fees that are paid only on realisation of the underlying assets.
By Matthew Feargrieve, Neal Lomax
Managers of hedge funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands will be all too familiar with the extent of the outflows from the industry during 2008, a trend which seems set to continue into 2009 with the global economic downturn and continuing lack of market liquidity.
By Matthew Feargrieve, Neal Lomax
The Cayman Islands continue to be the pre-eminent offshore jurisdiction for hedge funds.
By John Lewis, Marcel Cariou
Although still a common vehicle for joint propertyholding ventures, GPUTs reached a peak of popularity between 2003 and March 2006 because of their exclusion from the application of Stamp Duty Land Tax on UK property transfers.
By Simon Gould, Richard Withers
The current global market turmoil has resulted in the announcement of a number of mergers, acquisitions and nationalisations of financial institutions throughout the world.